One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In New Mexico

Mining was (and, to some degree, still is) big business in the West and you’ll find that many little towns across this section of the country got their start from a nearby mine. However, mining has a rather grisly past and, historically, it has always been a strenuous, dangerous job. In fact, one of New Mexico’s worst disasters occurred in a coal mine back in 1913.

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You can read about more surprising instances from New Mexico’s history in 8 Insane Things That Happened In New Mexico You Won’t Find In History Books.